When The Red Flags Are Opportunities!

imagePraise God… I just came back from such a motivational teaching at a dear brother and sister’s house nearby. I go to give knowing I need to receive as well.

That I did…

She said – “What one will see as red flags; you will see as opportunities!”

We high fived! LOL

We don’t always see good things everywhere, but they are there. Seek and you shall find! That is what God tells us always.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
Matthew 7:7-8 (New King James Version)

I ask for little. Something peaceful. Something meaningful. Something worthwhile. Something reflective.

I get a small word that speaks VOLUMES! I cry inside for the depth of the word! That is how He speaks to me…the little ways that seem so insignificant are actually the most massive. I am an ambassador.

That was very thoughtful of you God. Sending a little nugget my way. I know You got this. If all I have is Your word now, then SO BE IT! Let that be the way then because it is completing me. It is inspiring me. It is uplifting me and it is encouraging me. When everything else looks contrary to the case. When the red flags go up all around –signs of the finish! Signs that it is through. Signs that it is over. Signs that there is no more. Signs of all else gone or everyone jumping ship!

We are in it for the long haul. We are in. We are mobile. We are moving based on this word. With one…two…or three, let’s go because THIS IS IT! God you will take us through all the way to Your finish line. Many are called (requested, asked, invited), yet few are chosen (selected from several) Matthew 22:14.

On every end it looks like we are getting SACKED!

God I feel all of this and I can cope no more. I am searching for a way to breathe life too at the very time that I need it myself.

You are sending help…through the midst of the many phone calls, text messages, application notifications, social media updates, inboxes, questions, concerns, troubles, anguish…work-life balance, tasks and demands. This is everywhere and You are sending the help! You are sending Your Word!


When it seems like you’re stuck in a hopeless situation,
Humble yourself, and ask Me for wisdom.

When you feel like you CAN’T–know that I can!
I want to help you to overcome and prevail in all situations!
My Holy Spirit will guide you as you confront upcoming challenges.
Take wisdom as your chief weapon, and your challenges will shrink to DUST.
~April 10th {Walk With Me, Jesus, Daily Words of Hope and Encouragement}
Marie Chapian

This is not a red flag–it is not over for you. It is the very opportunity that you will see MY Word in action and come to pass!!! Take HEART! I am there.

Take comfort, you are going to reap the benefits…. that red flag is a door of opportunities to walk through victoriously and triumphantly!

So be careful how you live not being foolish as those with no understanding, but live honorably with true wisdom , for we are living in evil times. Take full advantage of every day as you spend your life for His purposes. And then you will have discernment to fully understand God’s will.
Ephesians 5:15-17 (The Passion Translation)

~Dedication to the Rivera family, Mendez and all those ministers of the gospel that see the flags!!! They are opportunities for God to get the Glory due to His holy Name.


About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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